Candles, perhaps, can be considered reminiscent of antiquity, with elegant beauty, warmth and vitality of a small fluttering light in the hearth and home. It has long been believed that a candle flame and the fire in the fireplace have a cleansing effect and protect the house from evil spirits. The effects of the firewood aroma, like juniper twigs or other trees placed in the fire, exude healing aromas.
It was believed that the light of a candle had the same cleansing and healing power, therefore, every house and even every room was supposed to have at least one candle.
Ancient candlesticks and chandeliers are very beautiful. They consist of delicate candelabra which are special candle holders, originating from the ancient Etruscans - the forerunners of Roman culture.
Different shapes of decorative stands for candles were made of wood and metal. In later times, candelabra were decorated with additional ornaments and crystals.
Lace curls and their incredible combinations are amazing decorations for candles.
Décor with candles, as well as lit candles fills the environment with feelings of holidays. Celebration of candles begins with Christmas and New Year. Beautiful and even fragrant candles create a special mysterious fairy-tale atmosphere in every family, and this atmosphere reigns in the house during the most beloved holidays filled with joy and magic.
You can find many different decorative candles in stores and online. Their cost is much higher than ordinary white and yellow candles. If you like making your own piece of art then you can purchase simple candles and décor elements and create an amazing and unique decorative candle of your own.
There are various ideas for candle decoration. There are lots of materials for decorating candles in every house. Stones of different shapes and colors will do the magic; twigs are straight and intricate, multi-colored (they can be found everywhere), spruce twigs; acorns, chestnuts, small walnuts; dry colorful leaves and flowers; bizarre plant boxes and seeds; cones of different sizes; tree bark and much more.
There are also a lot of things in the house that are perfect décor elements for decorating candles with your own hands: multi-colored threads, ribbons, shreds, burlap, buttons, sweets, cinnamon bark, and essential oils with different aromas. Candles decorated with lace, beads, sequins and much more look very impressive.
You can make unique decorative candles from wax or gel. Wax is obtained after melting down the usual cheapest white or yellow candles.
For opaque wax candles or beeswax candles, external decoration will be very suitable. You can create beautiful transparent candles with gel, using some decorative objects and extraordinary content.
Candle gel is available online and in stores, however, it can also be made at home. This requires water, gelatin, glycerin, tannin and molds in order to pour candles for decoration. Transparent glass containers are suitable for gel candles, as décor elements will be visible when put inside the candle.
You can color paraffin into different colors with the help of wax pencils. The result will be a beautiful multi-colored candle.
Ordinary wide white candles are also suitable for décor at home. You can apply drawings, and original
Everyone has a unique imagination and decorating ideas. Like a birthday cake, candles can be made specifically for a particular holiday, in harmony with the interior, or tablecloth. A few pleasant minutes of creativity will help to significantly save the family budget, and make the holiday more unusual and original.